The Kimberley Dynamiters (16-4-1-1) welcome two divisional opponents to the Civic Centre this weekend.
Kimberley will take on the Columbia Valley Rockies (8-9-3-2) Friday night before hosting the Creston Valley Thunder Cats (13-6-2-0) Saturday.
Rookie forward Brock Palmer leads the Nitros with 36 points in 21 games and currently rides a seven-game point streak.
Palmer says they want to put some more distance between themselves and the rest of the division.
“These are two really big games, four points that we need pretty badly to solidify our place in first for now.” says Palmer. “Definitely against Creston but also against Columbia Valley, we need to win both of these games this weekend.”
The 18-year old rookie has surprised many, including himself, with his offensive production that has him sitting fourth in scoring in the entire KIJHL.
“I definitely wasn’t expecting this.” says Palmer. “I was hoping to succeed and do well but not this much.”
Palmer credits his linemates Matt Davies and Nicholas Ketola, as well as power play linemate Chase Gedny, for much of his successful production.
“I think the power play line I’m on is doing really well.” explains Palmer. “It’s definitely helping me get lots of those points, lots of players on the power play are great and my line too, they’re helping me a lot.”
Elsewhere the Fernie Ghostriders (6-8-1-2) are in Creston tonight taking on the Thunder Cats.
The Riders will return to Sparwood Saturday to host the Golden Rockets (1-18-1-2).
– Brock Palmer, Kimberley Dynamiters forward